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Clarkson Professor's Book on Nurse-Midwifery is Named Outstanding Academic Title
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The book is published by Ohio State University. D.B. Hamilton of Western Michigan University reviewed Ettinger's work and proclaimed it "a meticulous and fascinating historical study that argues that nurse-midwives across the country who completed advanced education in the 1920s were simultaneously in alliance with and antagonistic to the medicalization of childbirth. The work also reflects a recurrent theme in nursing history: nurses are educated and talented; nurses offer excellent patient care; nurses are not unified; and in the end, nurses remain less powerful than they could be." In summing up Ettinger's book, D.B. Hamilton of Western Michigan University says Nurse-Midwifery: The Birth of a New American Profession is highly recommended at all levels.
Nurse-Midwifery: The Birth of a New American Profession is Ettinger's first book. In addition to the history of American nurse-midwives, her scholarly interests include the history of medicine, women's history, and modern American history. She has published five articles pertaining to her research in scholarly publications. Ettinger not only knows about nurse-midwifery from an academic/historical perspective, she walks the walk. Ettinger's two daughters were delivered by nurse-midwives.